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WaterproofingWaterproofing – An Absolute Fundamental of Bathroom Renovations

We all want our finished, renovated bathroom to look stunning but, before you get to that stage you need to deal with the fundamentals.

Waterproofing is probably the most crucial aspect of any bathroom renovation. Making sure it’s done right will save you a lot of money and heartache in the long run.

The Building Code of Australia and the Australian Standard (AS 3740-2004) for the minimum standards in relation to waterproofing includes the following:

  • waterproof the whole floor within the shower recess
  • need to waterproof at least 100mm over the hob or step down onto the bathroom floor
  • waterproof at least 150mm up the walls inside the shower walls
  • waterproof at least 1800mm high on the vertical angle between any two walls in the shower waterproof the entire bathroom floor if it is made from timber, plywood or particleboard, or if it is above the ground floor of the house

At Hollywood Bathrooms and Kitchens all of our tradespeople are fully licensed and trained in their trade. This means that you get the peace of mind that your bathroom is waterproofed up to and beyond the industry standard. For instance, we feel that waterproofing the whole of the shower is the best option otherwise the bathroom will suffer in the long run.


  • "My wife is especially grateful, with the prospect of a fantastic new kitchen early in the New Year. She is in a wheel chair and we plan to take most of the height out of the kickboard so that there is a double bonus for her replacement of the tired old kitchen with the beautiful new one, as well as it being much lower and therefore much easier for her to use."
    Rob and Judy - Merewether

  • "We liked the fact that we were able to continue at work full-time whilst the bathroom renovations were happening. If we were not happy with something, it was remedied with one phone call and no hassles."
    Kathryn - Cromer

  • "We were delighted with the courtesy and professionalism of every member of your team."
    Salvatore - Lane Cove

  • "I was very pleased that you handled everything. No problem was too hard, a welcome relief as renovation of a 1930s bathroom in a block of units is bound to be full of surprises."
    Jackie - Chatswood

  • "There was a high standard of workmanship by all trades people. The bathroom design and fittings selected well. I am very pleased with my bathroom and delighted that I organised the renovation with Hollywood."
    Margaret - Crows Nest

  • "My friends have been impressed and I am happy to recommend your service to your future customers. I know I'm a bit fussy and have a good eye for detail, I'm very happy with the finished product."
    Victoria - Camperdown

  • "All jobs appear to have been completed in an efficient and professional manner."
    Tim - Normanhurst

  • "We were worried about the mess that would be caused by the demolition of the old bathroom. However, Darren handled this problem with great efficiency and strength and so the rubble problem was kept to a minimum."
    Ian - Darling Point

  • "Tradesmen were brilliant. Everything was completed on time. We were never made to feel we were being a problem if we asked to have things corrected. We felt secure knowing Andre was attending our home frequently checking the work and progress."
    Tracey - Greystanes

  • "The tradesmen were courteous and carried out their work professionally with a minimum of disruption to the household."
    Howard - Davison

  • "Thank you to Ray and Andre for your patience and your professionalism. A special thank you to the office staff. It doesn't matter how many times I called her, she was always pleasant and helpful, would always return my calls ASAP and most of all have the answers for me."
    Vicki - Mascot

  • "The finished job is excellent. We cannot fault the professional finish. The advice from Ray all the way through the job was friendly, always available and professional. It was his manner that impressed us most."
    Bob - Wollstonecraft